ACE announce partnership that will bring a ‘new standard in remote UAV Inspection for the oil & gas industry’
UK-based aerial inspection specialists Air Control Entech (ACE) have announced a new strategic partnership with global provider of survey for oil and gas TRAC Oil & Gas in a move they feel will mark the ‘beginning of a new standard in Remote UAV Inspection for the Oil & Gas industry.’
Both described as leaders in their respective field, the companies will combine their expertise in UAVs, aviation and inspection in an attempt to push the boundaries of what is currently possible in offshore, remote inspection.
They plan to achieve this new standard by using ACE UAVs and TRACs inspection experience to offer a UAV-based remote inspection to a standard they feel is not currently offered in this sector.
Kieran Hope, founder and Managing Director of Air Control Entech, said: “We first met TRAC through the OGTC and we’re delighted to be working together on UAV inspection deployments. Our LiveStream technology is seeing real pull-through in the market and with these joint projects we expect to gain the insight we need to set an R&D direction specific to the Oil & Gas industry.
“I personally look forward to working with TRAC to set ever-higher standards of quality and safety for UAV inspection techniques”.
Alongside deploying existing UAV inspection technologies, ACE and TRAC will also collaborate on further research and development projects designed to engineer inspection-specific UAVs.
Those UAVs will combine the best technologies available in a variety of sectors, aiming to make remote inspection both safer and more reliable; while they will also commence field trials of new technologies in the coming months as well.